Ireland U20: Squad announced for pre Six Nations hitout.

Ireland U20: Squad announced for pre Six Nations hitout.

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The Ireland U20s, sponsored by PwC, will step up their preparations for the rescheduled U20 Six Nations when they face Leinster ‘A’ at Energia Park on Friday afternoon (Kick-off 1pm).

Head Coach Richie Murphy, along with Assistant Coaches Colm Tucker and Denis Leamy, have been working with an extended squad at the IRFU High Performance Centre this week, as Ireland continue to build towards the Championship in Cardiff.

The extended squad of 32 players features 8 Ulster lads with Queen’s University’s James Humphreys, Conor McKee, George Saunderson, and Oscar Egan included alongside Banbridge’s Ben Carson, Malone’s Conor Rankin, Ballynahinch’s Reuben Crothers and Harry Sheridan who is at Dublin University.

Joe McCarthy, who featured in the Ireland second row during last season’s U20 Six Nations campaign, will captain the side on Friday, with Murphy hoping to maximise the playing opportunities for his panel over . . .

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